Carrie Yamaoka (1957) is an artist. In addition to her work of silent resistance in photography, painting, and sculpture, she has, since the late 1980s, incorporated an attention to language and layout, and the embedding of words on surfaces, textures, in our minds and in our social structure. Since the mid-1990s, Yamaoka has questioned the instability of subjectivity within the materiality of painting. Her rule-breaking strategies embrace accidents and discard binarities such as improvisation/intention, methodology/intuition and surface/depth. She is one of the founders of fierce pussy.